SCHOTT technology is advancing digital X-rays for hospitals and clinics, scientific labs, and defense and transportation applications. With the company’s fiber optic faceplates, X-ray technicians are able to reduce radiation doses while still generating sharp and clear images with less noise. The international technology group will exhibit these materials at the Radiological Society of North America’s Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, held Nov. 27 to Dec. 2 at Chicago’s McCormick Place (booth #1902, South Hall A).
By protecting a digital X-ray’s complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensors, SCHOTT’s RoHS-compliant large format fiber optic faceplates help produce higher-quality images with lower doses of radiation. The company produces these plates in conformity with ISO9001:2008 and ISO13485:2003 standards; all of SCHOTT’s Lighting and Imaging facilities are ISO certified.
SCHOTT’s faceplates allow for high resolution images through high X-ray absorption and contrast, and are manufactured as large as 320 mm x 320 mm. These fused fiber optic faceplates integrate fiber optic elements ranging from 6 microns in diameter to 25 microns or larger.
“Digital X-ray imaging demands faster speeds and higher dosage levels, but too much radiation can create noise and ultimately damage sensitive CMOS detectors,” said Jeff Lowe, Senior Project Manager, Medical at SCHOTT. “The integration of fiber optic faceplates into CMOS detectors has allowed for significantly improved image resolution, which ultimately helps to improve the patient experience.”